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sensual
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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relating to pleasing the body's senses (in contrast to the intellect) — especially of sexual sensation
  • He ate food with what might almost be termed voracity; and seemed to forget himself, Hepzibah, the young girl, and everything else around him, in the sensual enjoyment which the bountifully spread table afforded.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (57% in)
  • We come to it freshly, in the dewy youth of the day, and when our spiritual and sensual elements are in better accord than at a later period; so that the material delights of the morning meal are capable of being fully enjoyed, without any very grievous reproaches, whether gastric or conscientious, for yielding even a trifle overmuch to the animal department of our nature.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (13% in)
  • The past is but a coarse and sensual prophecy of the present and the future.
    Chapter 17 — The Flight of Two Owls (49% in)
  • Persons of his large sensual endowments must claim indulgence, at their feeding-time.
    Chapter 18 — Governor Pyncheon (46% in)

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